Ireland women's national ice hockey team

The Ireland women's national ice hockey team is the women's national ice hockey team of the Republic of Ireland. The team is controlled by the Irish Ice Hockey Association, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Until the Dundalk Ice Dome reopens they do not meet minimum IIHF standards for participation.

Ireland
The Irish badge features the golden clàrsach on a green background which is also used on the Green harp flag, one of the flags used to represent Ireland.
AssociationIrish Ice Hockey Association
Head coachVytautas Lukosevičius
AssistantsTomas Burdys
Gabriela Vlasankova
CaptainBeatrice Hosgood
Team colors              
IIHF codeIRL
Ranking
Current IIHFNR (14 April 2019)[1]
Highest IIHF35 (first in 2013)
Lowest IIHF38 (2016)
First international
 Poland 23–0 Ireland 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 14 March 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Poland 23–0 Ireland 
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 14 March 2011)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances2 (first in 2011)
Best result35th (2011, 2013)
International record (W–L–T)
0–6–0

History

Ireland played its first game in 2011 during the 2011 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships – Division V tournament held in Sofia, Bulgaria.[2] They competed against Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, and Turkey.[3] Their first game of the tournament was against Poland which they went on to lose 23–0, which would also be their largest recorded loss.[2] Ireland lost all of the other three games of the tournament, finishing last in the group.[2] The following year Ireland competed in the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II Group B Qualification tournament against Bulgaria and Turkey. Ireland lost both of their games and failed to qualify for the 2014 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II Group B tournament.[4]

World Championship

Roster

From the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championships[5][6]

#NamePosDate of BirthClub
20Rebekah BurkeG11 December 1986Ice Angels Limburg
17Rebecca Callan (A)F17 January 1992Ireland
15Bonnie CollinsF28 October 1987Celtic Clovers
1Seanna ConwayG2 October 1983Lasker Lady Hawks
16Victoria Day-NichollsF16 May 1995Celtic Clovers
10Ashling FitzpatrickF26 September 1993Celtic Clovers
4Emma FletcherF3 January 1982Molly Malones
18Jessica FordeD27 January 1987Cork Inline
2Rachel GlynnF17 November 1987Celtic Clovers
3Shona HigginsF29 March 1985Ireland
7Lorna HoeyD12 November 1987Dundalk Lady Bulls
24Beatrice Hosgood (C)F27 October 1982Ireland
19Sinead JenningsF16 May 1988Galway Bay Lightning
6Laura LyonsD26 November 1982Cork Inline
21Elaine McCannD21 March 1986Ireland
13Cherise McCaughleyD26 July 1994Ireland
11Sonya McEneaney (A)D17 December 1984Dundalk Lady Bulls
12Jane McMullenF12 November 1981Molly Malones
9Avril Ni MhathunaF21 May 1989Molly Malones

All-time Record against other nations

As of 14 September 2011

TeamGPWTLGFGA
 Spain1001014
 Poland1001023
 Bulgaria200219
 Turkey2002110

See also

References

  1. "IIHF Women's World Ranking". IIHF. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. "Ireland Women All Time Results" (PDF). National Teams of Ice Hockey. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  3. "2011 IIHF World Women's Championships Div. V". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  4. "2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Div. II Group B Qual". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  5. "Team Roster" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  6. "IRL – TUR Line-ups" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
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